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December 15, 2017 2:42 PM Berlin police ban Israeli, US flags at pro-Palestinian demo

BERLIN – Berlin police have banned American and Israeli flags at a pro-Palestinian march, after flag burning at previous recent protests prompted outrage in Germany. Police are also trying to crack down on anti-Semitic chants by having translators accompany the Friday march and record any illegal utterances. Jewish leaders condemned anti-Israel and anti-Jewish 14

December 15, 2017 7:35 AM Russia's presidential election to take place on March 18

MOSCOW – Russia's presidential election will take place on March 18 following a vote in the upper chamber of the country's parliament. Though the vote Friday from the Federation Council is largely a formality, it formally kick-starts the campaign. President Vladimir Putin last week ended weeks of speculation, saying he will run for the fourth term. Putin's 21

December 14, 2017 7:46 PM Bob Ferguson says he'll sue over FCC's net neutrality repeal

Bob Ferguson says he'll sue over FCC's net neutrality repeal Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the federal government: this one over net neutrality. In a news release, Ferguson said that within days he will challenge the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to repeal Obama-era 17

December 14, 2017 12:39 PM Exclusive: EU regulators to clear Luxottica, Essilor deal without conditions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy’s Luxottica (LUX.MI) and French glasses group Essilor (ESSI.PA) are set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for their 48-billion-euro ($56.8 billion), two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The deal between Luxottica, the world’s biggest eyeglass frame maker, and Essilor, the world No. 1 lens maker, would 21

December 13, 2017 1:42 AM South Korea to hold emergency meeting on cryptocurrencies, measures expected Friday

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s government has called an emergency meeting to discuss the trading of cryptocurrencies, and measures on the market will be announced on Friday, a central bank official said on Wednesday. The official declined to give further details, but the announcement underscores how global regulators are grappling with the frenzy over cryptocurrencies 22

December 8, 2017 9:02 AM Trump travel ban to be heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. – President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia. Thirteen judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked to decide if the ban discriminates against Muslims or is necessary to protect national security. Friday's scheduled hearing comes four days after the U.S. Supreme Court 22

December 8, 2017 1:11 AM Activists, lawyers hold protest in Brooklyn over banning immigration officers from state courts

Protesters gather on the stops of Borough Hall calling on the Office of Court Administration and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to ban Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents from state courthouses. Angry attorneys and community activists hit the streets in Brooklyn Thursday to protest the presence of immigration officers in state courts. On the steps of Borough 29

December 7, 2017 8:52 PM Libya says pushing to be removed from Trump travel ban list

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognized government has appealed to the United States to drop or ease a travel ban imposed on its citizens by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. “The Libyan Foreign Ministry, through its embassy in Washington, has begun to take measures to lift Libya from the list of countries 18

December 7, 2017 6:49 PM UEFA bans Dani Carvajal for intentionally earning yellow card

Dani Carvajal will miss the first leg of Real Madrid's Champions League round of 16 tie after being suspended by UEFA for deliberately seeking a yellow card. European bosses have handed Spanish defender Carvajal a two-match ban following his booking in the final minute of the 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia on Nov. 21. He was charged by UEFA with "receiving 26

December 6, 2017 11:40 PM The hazardous nominee who could lead the EPA's chemical safety program

EPA decision to not ban pesticide raises flags Bonnie Lautenberg is a photographer, writer and social activist who actively advocated for the toxic chemical law that was passed in 2016, after the death of her husband, former Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)As a Senator, my late husband 24